December 3, 2023 | By Diane Ako |
HONOLULU (ISLAND NEWS) — Jingle and mingle with the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii this December. It’s hosting two pau hana events next week – for Chamber members and those in its Young Professionals program.
“One is our Business After Hours. It’s our last Business After Hours for this year on December 7th at Roger Dunn Golf Shop. We always like to change places and support our local businesses. Our Business After Hours is really a good way to connect with other businesses looking to build opportunities,” says CEO Sherry Menor-McNamara.
The next event is the following night, December 8th, at the B-Side Lounge. This is a Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Young Professionals Program event. It defines young professional as someone between 21 and 39 years old, “but really it’s open to anybody. And again, it’s all about building relationships,” says Menor-McNamara.
She explains the benefit of networking: “As we face the new year where the state’s forecast revenue is not going to be as high as anticipated, we will be challenged by what kind of support we can get for businesses. It will take legislative plus non-legislative ways to build a person’s business. One way is through these networking events, but another is to get involved in the legislative process.”